Small-lot Production with Additive Production Using Reverse Logistics and IT Solutions in COVID-19 Era

Tomasz Krolikowski, Roma Strulak-Wojcikiewicz, Piotr Nikonczuk, Piotr Zmuda-Trzebiatowski, Agnieszka Deja
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 2, 569-579, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1842


Purpose: The objective of this paper is to present the possibilities of using reverse logistics and IT solutions in the area of remote cooperation in small-lot production based on additive technology in COVID-19 conditions. Design/Methodology/Approach: Critical review and analysis of the literature on 3D printing, reverse logistics and ICT solutions case study. Findings: Identification and compilation of problems related to 3D printing in crisis conditions presentation of preventive measures using additive technologies with the use of reverse logistics in conditions such as COVID-19. Practical Implications: The presented research results show the possibility of using reverse logistics in 3D printing in crisis conditions. Originality/value: Indication of future research directions: improving the functionality of IT solutions; increasing the effectiveness of the management of activities necessary in crisis conditions.

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